Monday, December 10, 2012

The Time When Snow Fell

The Time When Snow Fell by linfrye
The Time When Snow Fell, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

10" x 13" Watercolor
Arches 140#CP

This time of year when skies turn grey and cloudy, when leaves have left the trees, when rain threatens, when the garden has been put to bed, when all over the northern hemisphere snow makes an appearance and despite our 60F and 70F temperatures, I begin to long for snow.

It's a rare thing for us to have snow -- an event marked with school closings just for the 'threat' of the white stuff. And on those marvelously rare occasions when snow does decide to pay us a visit, that visit is horribly brief, and the 'flurry' is measured in quarters of inches. Ah well ... good there is art to dream upon.

This painting is based on a time two years ago when we did have a snow of significance ... I can't remember the exact depth, but maybe a few inches. The snow was a bit fluffier than normal, and the photo I took to mark the occasion was of the old farmhouse about 2 miles from our home. I moved the trees around a bit, but the dwelling is real. Oh yes, I did, exaggerate the snow a bit .. must be that old 'snow-envy' I feel this time of year.

For those sharing their images of snow -- blessings ... I am thoroughly enjoying each and every one .... know that you have a big fan of the stuff here in the sunny, and warm, south.

Hope your week is wonderful!

PS -- Still no baby ...

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh how lovely and peaceful -- serene -- that quiet that a new snowfall always brings in the country. I especially love the house and the "triple trunk" tree. But the whole scene is just beautiful. I too love snow scenes -- and it's okay if I don't have to get out in it to drive -- but I've reached that age when I'm be happy to have 68-72 degree days and mild breezes, sun and beautiful sunsets LOL. Not asking for much am I.

By the way, I keep forgetting to say that I also love the snow scene on your 2012 calendar. I turned the page over a day early just to start enjoying it. I have it on the fridge (which I open way too often, so I get to enjoy that beautiful painting a lot.

Well I guess the babe is not quite ready to meet the world yet and is taking his time about making an appearance. Sending good vibrations their way.
Big hugs,
Lorraine

Teri Casper said...

ou really remembered how that snow scene looked. Beautiful painting.
Hey, if you need some real stuff we have lots of it. :)

Farfalla Dreams said...

I love the snow too. It's like frozen feathers falling from Heaven and putting a blanket upon the earth. So beautiful. I love your painting too. Sending prayers for the baby to arrive, in God's perfect timing.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Lin for not having snow too often you do a super job of painting it - I love this. Hope you have a few flakes for Christmas - here in Ohio - we don't always have it white either. Take care and have a great day.